Technique: Stamping with metallic paint
You will need:
- gessoed card
- metallic craft paint
- foam stamps
- plastic craft mat
I used foam stamps again. I put a drop of paint on the craft mat and then used a brayer to apply craft paint to the stamps. Then I stamped on the card. These are the same techniques that I used with yesterday’s technique card.
I actually did this twice, once on black and once on a card that was painted with craft paint over the gesso.
I found this more difficult that using regular, colored craft paint. Metallic paint is shiny “flakes” in a clear base. So when it’s applied thinly, it doesn’t provide a lot of coverage. The metallic paint didn’t stick as well to the stamp, making the application very thin. So when it was stamped, it didn’t show up well.
I also learned that the “color” of the metallic makes a difference. You need to have a high contrast between the paint and the card.
I can see where this has potential, but I need more practice!